• Mossy Forest

Mossy Forest

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English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

The Mossy Forest is a World Natural Heritage Site on Yakushima Island, and it is also the forest that was used as a stage in some Studio Ghibli movies. It rains a lot on Yakushima, and due to this it is blessed with an abundance of nature. As its name suggests, the Mossy Forest is home to various kinds of moss: among the 1,600 or so species nationwide, over 650 of them can be found here. The moss grows thickly in the forest, covering everything in a rich shade of green. Due to the moss, the air in the forest is clean and clear, soothing both body and mind. There is also a stream of spring water flowing nearby, a nice place to rest and listen to the gentle murmur of water.

Photograph provided by Kagoshima Prefecture Visitors Bureau

Information

〒891-4206
Kusugawa, Kumagegun Yakushimacho, Kagoshima
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0997-42-3508
Duration: 3.0 hours
JPY500 / Adult
Official Site
Recommended Season
January・February・March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October・November・December

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